The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in Byculla East, it changed into firstly established in 1855 as a treasure residence of the decorative and commercial arts, and become later renamed in honour of Bhau Daji. Lord Elphinstone installed the Central Museum of Natural History, Economy, Geology, Industry and Arts, the primary museum in Bombay in 1855; George Buist took the predominant initiative for its inception.
In 1857, it was closed to the general public and its collection become shifted to the Town Hall. In 1858, George Birdwood became appointed curator of the museum. Soon, a committee changed into fashioned, comprising him, Bhau Daji Lad and Jaganath Shunkerseth to raise money for production of a brand new constructing for the museum. The basis of the brand new building become laid in 1862. It was built with the patronage of many wealthy Indian businessmen and philanthropists like David Sassoon, Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth.